OCZVTX3-25SAT3-120G
$116
OCZARC100-25SAT3-120G
 $116 

Controller: SandForce SF2281. NAND: Intel 25nm Synchronous MLC. Release date: Q1 2011.

Controller: Indilinx Barefoot 3. Flash Memory: Toshiba A19nm MLC. Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 22,111 user samples
18,790 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 36GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 30GB free (System drive)
Poor: 53% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 687th / 1058
3,321 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 98GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 62% 32GB free (System drive)
Poor: 62% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 436th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
67.3 % 82.4 % Faster effective speed.
+22%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
380 MB/s +3% 370 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
143 MB/s 361 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+152%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28.3 MB/s Faster random read.
+16%
24.3 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
73.5 MB/s 84 MB/s Faster random write.
+14%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
192 MB/s 278 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+45%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
32.5 MB/s +1% 32.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
121 MB/s 284 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+135%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
440 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+7%
410 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
161 MB/s 382 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+137%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
35 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+25%
28.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
109 MB/s 117 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+7%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
214 MB/s 301 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+41%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
41.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+9%
37.7 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
139 MB/s 370 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+166%
Market Share
Based on 45,413,780 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % Hugely higher market share.
+100%
0.01 %
Value
Value For Money
4.49 % 7.09 % Much better value.
+58%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 54 % +4%
Price
Price (score)
$116 $82 Cheaper.
+29%
Age
Newest
124 Months 83 Months Much more recent.
+33%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
191 MB/s 309 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+62%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
157 MB/s 358 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+128%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
691 Pts 1093 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+58%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
162 MB/s 254 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+57%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
171 MB/s 278 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+63%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
136 MB/s 291 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+114%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
133 MB/s 224 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+68%
Capacity
Capacity
120GB 120GB
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The 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 is almost 3 years old which makes it twice as old as most of the drives in the group test. With sequential peak and average read/write speeds of 510/157 and 390/130 MB/s the 120GB Vertex 3 has good read speeds but lags the group leaders by 50% at writing. This is explained by its Sandforce 2281 controller which is infamous for stability issues and relatively slow incompressible data write speeds. Small file 4K peak and average read/write speeds clocked in at 31/103 and 23/61 MB/s which matches the group leaders, a superb result considering the Vertex 3's age. Overall the 120GB Vertex 3 has an effective speed of 383 MB/s which is only 16% lower than the group leaders which averaged 444 MB/s. The Vertex is a capable drive let down only by its relatively slow peak sequential write speed of 157 MB/s. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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